Skip to comments.How to Opt Out of Facebook’s Creepy New Targeted Ads
Posted on 03/09/2013 3:38:47 PM PST by Defiant
Facebook has announced that it's teaming up with four of the world's largest corporate data brokers to "enhance" the ad experience for users. Datalogix, Epsilon, Acxiom, and BlueKai obtain information gathered about users through online means (such as through cookies when users surf the web) as well as through offline means (such as through loyalty cards at supermarkets and product warranty cards). Through the new relationship with Facebook, companies will be able to display advertisements to Facebook users based on data that these data brokers have on individuals.
Here's how to stop them.
(Excerpt) Read more at gizmodo.com ...
Is there a problem with Bloomberg saying not to drink large sodas? It’s a nanny mentality. Some people want to use it. Some people gain enjoyment from some of the things it offers. Those people might want to continue to use it, while being aware of ways to protect their privacy better. Those who choose not to use it at all need not. However, on any thread that even remotely involves Facebook, it is guaranteed that someone will quickly come on just to post exactly what you posted. Thanks for the advice.
That is because those who use Facebook don’t mind being tracked, nor do they mind their entire life being displayed for all to see.
Those who wish to do so...it is their choice....
It’s good that the younger crowd is moving away from facebook to services that appear more private. It shows there is still privacy awareness. The problem is that Instagram and SnapChat aren’t really any better. These companies still categorize people into groups, identify those with the most influence in the group and then backdoor market to the group through those influential few with nobody none the wiser. Snapchat is especially devious at this in that they give the perception of being secure because they take steps to delete the content they deliver from their servers and everywhere it is delivered. Unfortunately by the time the content is deleted they have already done all the profiling and statistical analysis on the recipients they need through the meta-data. The same type of meta-data that has the NSA in the news as of late.
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